Trichotillomania (pronounced trik-o-till-o-MAY-nee-uh) is a mental condition that involves recurrent, irresistible urges to pull hair from the scalp, eyebrows, eyelids, and other areas of the body. With more than 200,000 cases diagnosed each year, this condition is very common in today's society, Thankfully, Trichotillomania is treatable! Hair Extensions are a great way to help those with Trichotillomania as they seek treatment.
One of my most memorable Trichotillomania clients had targeted areas on the back of her scalp. During her first appointment, we combined two different types of extension methods. We used special placement making sure to work around her bald spots.
During her maintenance appointment, she told me that the extensions helped "snap her out of it." She explained how when she would go to pull her hair, she felt the extensions, and they reminded her to put her hand down.
Over the course of two years, we maintained her hair extensions and eventually got her down to one method as her hair began to grow. With the help of therapy and other healing practices, her bald spots eventually grew out, and she no longer needed the hair extensions.
This was one of my favorite clients to work with, because it felt good to help someone who was losing hope. If you have Trichotillomania and you're losing hope, don't give up. You've got this! We've got this! Hair Extensions can be a huge tool in your treatment success.
Booking An Appointment
For Trichotillomania clients, I often like to see them in person first so we can make a game plan. Often times, Trichotillomania clients will need to combine different methods depending on their condition and their hair. If you'd like to book an appointment, click here to get the process started. I can't wait to hear from you and help you during your healing journey!